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One of the fastest growing municipalities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Milton is a prime living locale for families, couples, and anyone else who appreciates peace, quiet, and wide open spaces.

Conveniently located just 40 km west of Toronto, Milton has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, its population ballooning from 31,000 in 2001 to nearly 95,000 today. If you like the smell of sawdust and wet cement, you’ll feel right at home in this rapidly growing mega-‘burb, where shiny and new is standard. Seven new subdivisions have sprouted up in the past handful of years and several others are underway. Other post-Y2K amenities include a shopping plaza, cineplex, a pair of elementary schools, and numerous major retail stores and eateries.

Like many suburban areas, Milton is a popular draw for couples (married and common law), who make up nearly 90 percent of the population. But that doesn’t mean singles are necessarily left out in the cold. Along with spacious, multi-bedroom houses for sale, a lot of “starter homes” and smaller townhouses geared towards singles have begun to appear.

Many people who live in Milton punch the clock in Toronto or Mississauga, but that trend is slowly changing. As the population has boomed, industries have begun to follow suit, and an increasing number of automotive, manufacturing, warehousing, and food distribution companies have set up shop in Milton near the Niagara Escarpment. City planners estimate Milton’s work force to grow to more than 81,000 by the year 2021 (nearly double the amount it was in 2011). Slowly but surely, Milton is becoming a city people flock to, rather than drive away from, during the 9 to 5 hours.

This is mostly suburbia, so of course you’ll need your own set of wheels to get around most of the time. But that doesn’t mean public transit is completely off the table. The Milton Transit buses run 8 routes through the urban core and also connect to the GO trains that service the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Instead of dealing with a daily dose of gridlock, why not hop aboard public transit instead? It's always a traffic-free trip when you're riding the rails.

Throughout Milton, you’ll find a smattering of older, historic homes – especially in the charming Old Milton area – but the vast majority of houses for sale in Milton are new. If your heart is set on a new house in Milton, you won’t have to look far – among other neighbourhoods, the Dempsey, Clarke, Scott, Beaty, and Dorset Park areas are dotted with new real estate. The further north you travel, meanwhile, the more rural the landscape becomes. For a slightly more urban ambiance, check out the homes for sale in the neighbourhoods in the downtown vicinity.

Milton may have the look and feel of a bedroom community, but it’s known for a lot more than armoires and alarm clocks. The city is a nature lover’s nirvana, with more than its share of trails, parks, and conservation areas. The Bruce Trail, which runs along the edge of the super-scenic Niagara Escarpment, is popular among hardcore hikers and weekend strollers alike. Crawford Lake Conservation Area is one of Ontario’s most picturesque natural attractions, featuring pristine waters, numerous hiking and skiing trails, and stellar views of the Escarpment. The sandy beaches of Lake Kelso are a popular haunt during the warm-weather months, while the Glen Eden ski, snowboarding, and snow tubing area is a must-experience during the winter season. The city is also home to a horse racing facility, BMX track, 8 golf courses, 380 acres of parkland, and countless scenic views.

The historic downtown area, with its charming small town vibe, is undoubtedly the heart of the city. More than 170 shops, restaurants, and bars line its streets, making it the perfect place to shop, dine, bar hop, or people-watch. It’s also home to numerous annual festivals and gatherings, including Downtown for the Holidays and the Downtown Milton Street Festival.

In the mood to really get crazy and have one of those nights you’ll never forget (or maybe just can’t remember)? Milton itself is, like most largely residential areas, somewhat mild once the sun goes down, but with Toronto less than an hour away, you’re never far from all the after-hours entertainment your heart could ever desire.